The Ardmore Beautification Council with BancFirst, KICM and OG&E will sponsor the 16th annual Earth 1st Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 310 W. Main Street.

The Earth 1st Expo is a family oriented environmental fair and is open to the public.

"There will be something for everyone to enjoy," said event chair Barbara Santee. "It will be a busy day for all that attend."

A table and six chairs made from repurposed wood will serve as a door prize at the event as well.

The following items will be accepted for recycling: tires (no commercial tires or tires with rims), cell phones, batteries from lawnmowers, and vehicles, soda cans, furniture, household items, clothing (in resalable condition), ink cartridges, and E-Waste (anything that plugs in). Volunteers will assist in unloading vehicles bringing recyclables.

Entertainment, including Derek Harris, and door prizes are scheduled throughout the event.

The annual plant swap will take place on the north side of the bank plaza. People should bring their plants marked with the common name as well as sun, shade and water requirements.

The plant swap allows gardeners to share what is growing in their yards and to receive new plants they would enjoy trying out.

Bedding plants, trees and spring baskets of flowers will also be available for sale. OG&E is sponsoring the sale of crape myrtle shrubs for $5 each beginning at 10 a.m.

The City of Ardmore Water Pollution Dept.'s display will feature the recycling of biosolids and wood chips and samples of the compost they make. Extreme Animals will also be back with their critters.

Various environmental-related mascots will mingle through the crowd and food will be sold throughout the event.

The Earth 1st Expo will again be a "tobacco-free" and "litter-free" event as a way to encourage everyone to respect and care for our natural resources.

Those needing vendor information or questions answered may call (580) 223-2230.